Two Good Things:
My National Poetry Competition second prize winner, ‘The Desktop Metaphor’ was featured on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Poetry Please’ on the theme of ‘Work’ last Sunday – you can listen here.
The poem was also turned into a splendid filmpoem by Helmie Stil (above!) and you can watch the filmpoem here.
It’s been great for the poem to have a bit of a media flurry – the different responses to and aspects of the piece readers have found. The filmpoem brings out a wonderful darkness and playfulness in it, which I’ve really enjoyed – and hope you do too.
The other filmpoems of the top ten National Poetry Competition entries will be being screened at a special event – am looking forward to seeing them all.
A videopoem I made, based on some 1940s footage of How The Eye Functions, is now up on Atticus Review here, and embedded directly from YouTube below.
The piece was started over a two-day poetry filmmaking workshop in Bristol towards the end of last year – I recommend going on workshops/courses like this, to give youself spacetime/timespace to tinker and start something (not always easy to find otherwise).
It’s my hope to create more videopoems in the coming year – there’s a whole wealth of archive out there, just waiting to be moulded…
I hope you enjoy Bony Orbit, as puzzling as (I still think) it is: